Wisconsin Badger Superstar Running Back Montee Ball and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and nationally board-certified counselor Derek Bylsma are the featured guests of this SportsEpreneur podcast — hosted by Eric Kasimov, founder of SportsEpreneur.
They talk about the complexities surrounding Antonio Brown, the college football transfer portal, and NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness).
Montee and Derek bring insight, experience, compassion, and much-needed dialogue to these important sports topics related to athletes’ mental health. Eric Kasimov is the host of the SportsEpreneur podcast — the podcast where sports, entrepreneurship, and now mental health collide.
About | Montee Ball
Montee Ball played college football for the Wisconsin Badgers and was then drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 2nd round of the 2013 NFL Draft. His NFL career came to an end after two seasons due to issues stemming from his alcoholism, anxiety, and depression.
Montee now sits on committee boards for recovery organizations in the state of Wisconsin and also nationally. He aims to tear down the stigma that surrounds substance use disorder with a strong focus on peer support. His goal is to continue enhancing engagement within the recovery community and also to teach the importance of strengthening the foundation. He is now a certified recovery coach, recovery coach trainer, public speaker, author, the co-host of his sobriety podcast Untapped Keg, and provides peer support for those who are struggling with what he faced.
Useful web pages from this episode:
- Montee Ball | website | book: Nowhere to Run | podcast: Untapped Keg
- Millennium Counseling Center | Sports & Performance Wellness Division
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